A COW caused £1500 worth of damage during a 20-second rampage through a car dealership in Stirling on Monday. 

The animal had escaped from Caledonian cattle mart one mile down the road - and made its way into an Arnold Clark Showroom.

It escaped through the sliding door, crashing into a window and destroying a wing mirror on a sports car worth £23,000.

The cow smashed the mirror off a Mazda MX-5 parked on the forecourt and damaged a Mazda2 worth £12,500 in the showroom.

Sales manager, James Merrins, said it was one of the most "bizarre" days of his life.

The 39-year-old said: "We were standing in the showroom then I saw one of my guys running towards us shouting 'cow, cow, cow'.

"Next thing you know the cow was in the showroom and it looked as calm as you like.

"But when the automatic doors shut behind it, it began to panic and that's when we all run for it into the offices because there was no way of stopping it.

"I still can't believe what happened, it was the most bizarre day of my life. Everyone was in total shock."

The uninjured cow was later captured and returned to the cattle mart.

James added: "Caledonian Marts have been really helpful with everything.

"They have said they will reimburse everything which is great and I even got a lovely bottle of whisky as an apology."